reply to post by Blaine91555
That's right, Mars has less than ONE PERCENT of the atmosphere of the Earth. In other words, winds on Mars would have less than ONE PERCENT the
strength of winds on Earth. They would have to be blowing at tens of thousands of miles per hour to form any dunes. The dust devils on Mars and even
the PLANET WIDE SANDSTORM than once obscured the whole planet for MONTHS, are totally unexplainable by normal mainstream theories.
Simply more proof for the Electric Universe.
Nov 09, 2005
When Dust Storms Engulf Mars
Another surprise from space: Massive dust storms on Mars have meteorologists scrambling for explanations. Is it solar heating, or electricity, that
powers these storms in the near vacuum of the Martian atmosphere?
The spacecraft Mariner 9 was the first probe to orbit the planet Mars. As it arrived at the Red Planet in 1971, NASA scientists were shocked by the
view—the most horrific dust storm they had ever seen. The entire planet was engulfed in a deep haze, with only the peak of gigantic Olympus Mons
penetrating through the clouds.
For several decades, the energetic dust storms on Mars have posed unanswered questions for meteorologists. How can an atmosphere only one percent as
dense as Earth’s remove dust from the soil and accelerate it into massive clouds circling the planet up to 40 miles or more above the surface?
In late June, 2001, the Hubble Telescope revealed the first stirrings of a dust storm in a small region of the Hellas Basin on Mars. For several days
the storm alternately grew, then retreated. Then it exploded and quickly boiled out of the Hellas Basin, spreading both north and east. Within a few
weeks it had covered the whole planet. (See picture here)
The storm did not begin to subside until October. It was the greatest dust storm ever observed on Mars, and it left meteorologists scratching their
heads. How was the dust excavated from the surface? What held the dust aloft? What accelerated the winds and dust across the near vacuum of Mars’
upper atmosphere to speeds greater than 250 miles per hour?
With its Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES), the orbiting Mars Global Surveyor measured thermal effects associated with the storm. As the storm
clouds began to surround Mars, temperatures rose a stunning 40 degrees C—a case of “instantaneous global warming” that continues to haunt